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Ka'ena Point State Park

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Address: End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
Phone Number:
+1 808-464-0840
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

At the very end of Mokuleia where the road dead-ends is Kaena Point State...

At the very end of Mokuleia where the road dead-ends is Kaena Point State Park with its secluded sandy coves and huge wide-open spaces. The hiking trail follows a deeply rutted unpaved Jeep road with dozens of small seaward paths branching off to the ocean’s edge. If you opt to hike the full round-trip trek from Kaena Point to Yokohama Bay on the Leeward Coast, you’ll need roughly three hours, ample stamina, plenty of water, sunscreen, snacks, body cover and your camera.

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Pure Tranquility

Love this place! If you go to the beach, Yokohama will gentle let you out and immediately drop off. Very relaxing! The end of the island. One way in and out. Bring everything... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Waianae, Hawaii
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Waianae, Hawaii
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! If you go to the beach, Yokohama will gentle let you out and immediately drop off. Very relaxing! The end of the island. One way in and out. Bring everything you need. Water, lunch/dinner/wine, umbrella, towels, blanket, chairs etc. Very remote. (Cell phone does work!) And there is one bathroom/shower area. Great for hikers as well as... More 

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New York
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58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am new to hiking, but have taken a liking to it over the past couple of months. The Ka'ena Point hike (from the southern approach) is an absolute must do. To really see a side of Oahu that is probably unseen by most, this is the place. The trail is one way in and one way out, the same... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this beach twice during our trip. We got up early one morning and ventured out. It's a decent drive from Waianae but totally worth it. There were 5 other people on the beach in addition to us. Be aware that there are quite a few homeless encampments all along this road and on the Leeward side of... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the trip on a lark and were rewarded with some of the most beautiful views on the island. Didn't get a chance to hike in - it was over 100 degrees and looked like rain, but still well worth the drive!!

Thank Eclektick
Augusta, Georgia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

If you love nature, it's a beautiful walk to the point. And because you love nature, when you get out there, keep your distance from the animals. It's the law, but many people ignore those pesky things to take a picture. Bring water and good shoes.

Thank KBMovingGirl
Henderson, Nevada
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

After a rather long drive out H1 West and up Hwy 93 (Farrington Hwy), we reached the end of the paved road, parked and started out on the 5.6 miles roundtrip hike to the very NW point of O'ahu. Literally, you had to stop hiking, because you ran out of island! On the way, we passed a sign for Ka'ena... More 

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Malibu, California
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175 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

So glad I made the drive out this way. Really a beautiful spot and a great place to spend the day. No close food and drink so bring your own and there is no shade so bring something if you need that. Good exploring, beach-combing and rock formations to go along with beautiful water.

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Jordan, Minnesota
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We came from the east. We parked very close to the gate and the GPS said precisely 3 miles from there to the tower inside the bird sanctuary at the point. The walk is very easy. Don't think that this is a "trail". The first 2 or more miles are essentially an unimproved dirt road that is supposedly off limits... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

At the very tip of Ka'ena Point lies the Ka'ena Point Natural Reserve, and in the reserve there are hundreds of laysan albatrosses. I've never seen anything like these beautiful, fascinating birds. They are absolutely magnificent flyers. On the ground they are pretty clumsy, but then they do this remarkable courting dance. It's a pretty good walk out there from... More 

Thank Barbara946
New Hampshire
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126 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Absolutely beautiful and quiet place to hike. Saw some whales spouting along our hike to the Ka'ena Point Natural Area Reserve. At the nature reserve, we saw several monk seals. Extremely scenic hike, but no shade and a little muddy in spots.

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